Panga Panga

 

Milletia stuhlmannii, called Panga Panga in Mozambique, but should not be confused with Wenge which comes from the West Coast of Africa. Panga Panga is unique to Mozambique.

 
 
 Panga Panga

Panga Panga

 Herbarium Sample

Herbarium Sample

 Wood sample

Wood sample

Tree

A large, fine spreading tree up to 20 meters in height, occurring at low altitude high-rainfall forest and riverine fringe forest where it reaches it greatest hight.

Source - Tress of Southern Africa - Keith Coates Palgrave and Meg Coates Palgrave 

 Panga Panga seedpods

Panga Panga seedpods


Timber

Panga Panga is extraordinary in its rarity as it is only found, in commercially viable quantities, in
Mozambique. Its dark colours, with rich parenchyma bands brings a touch of the exotic to finished pieces. The heartwood is dark chocolate brown with paler broad bands. At 880kg/m3 the heartwood is extremely durable. It sandpapers well and takes varnish and oils well. It is used in furniture, turning, parquet flooring and carving.

 

 Panga Panga Bark

Panga Panga Bark

 Panga Panga Flowers

Panga Panga Flowers